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Short Term Accommodation (Respite)

Take a break at a home away from home.

Take a break

Our Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA) is a home away from home, offering fun activities and support. You may know this service as respite. Carers and families have the opportunity to take a break with the reassurance of knowing their family member is being supported in an enjoyable and safe environment.

Flexible stays

We have taken time to design our locations so they feel like home environment, to make sure you feel comfortable and enjoy tour stays with us. Some residents say it feels like a holiday!  A stay can be:

  • A day visit
  • One night to two weeks
  • Longer stays can be negotiated for circumstances such as a family holiday or carer illness.

See also Transition to Independent Living.

Available for all ages

We have options for adults, adolescents and children, so residents can enjoy their stay with people in a similar age group. Possability takes a person centred approach, tailoring your stay to your needs and interests. We offer skill development opportunities, working with your strengths and identifying activities that help you work towards your goals.


We offer short-term accommodation for all ages at four centres across Tasmania:

In home respite can also be arranged.

First time with us?

You are welcome to visit our centre to meet our team and have a look around before your stay. Please contact our Service Planners on 1300 067 842 to arrange this.



How do I (or my family member) access this service?

NDIS Participants with this service in their Participant Plan are welcome to contact us to discuss options.

If you are not yet a participant in the NDIS, contact your Local Area Coordinator to be assessed. More information about eligibility can be found on the NDIS website.

Possability also offers services to people funded by other means or who are self-funded.

How much does it cost to access Short Term Accommodation Services?

Short term accommodation is funded through the NDIS. There may be activity costs involved, though every effort is made to keep these costs to a minimum to ensure accessibility for everyone.

How long can my family member stay each visit?

Stays usually vary between one day for short breaks and up to four weeks for family holidays. The length of stay is dependent on the booking request as well as funding in your NDIS plan and negotiation with the service supervisor. Early bookings are advised as availability can vary.

What if my family member doesn’t get along with other respite clients?

We attempt to organise bookings that match people with similar interests and support needs and encourage the development of friendships.

Call us for a chat

If you have a Participant Plan or just need some advice, call us for a chat. We’re here to listen and talk about your goals and aspirations.

Call 1300 067 842 or lodge an online enquiry.